The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a third trade in less than a week.
Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired forward Aaron Voros from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional 7th round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Voros will report to the Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, today.
Voros, known more for his agitating ability than his offensive ability, has no points and 43 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Ducks this season. The Ducks acquired him in a trade with the New York Rangers in July of 2010 that saw him and Ryan Hillier go to the Ducks for defenceman Steve Eminger.
With three trades in the books and Francois Beauchemin and Kris Versteeg already gone, focus has fully shifted to potential free agent Tomas Kaberle. There is still speculation that he will be traded before the NHL’s February 28th trade deadline. The Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens have all been reported to have serious interest in Kaberle, who could easily fetch a top-line forward, something the Maple Leafs are certainly in the market for.
The Leafs now have just over $4.1 million in salary cap space to play with, according to CapGeek.com.
Voros, a Vancouver, British Columbia native, has 18 goals, 19 assists and 395 penalty minutes in 162 career regular season games.
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